Transit of Mercury - November 11, 2019

• James Hedberg

On Monday, the 11th of November, at about 7:35 AM EST, the planet Mercury will begin to pass in front of the sun. We’ll try to view this rare celestial occurrence using the physics department’s solar telescope. The transit is expected to last for about 5 hours - although clouds are also expected at some point in the morning on Monday. We’ll try to be set up and ready to view the transit at 7:30 AM, somewhere between the NAC and the Marshak Buildings (might have to move around to keep a view of the sun so look out for the group with the telescope).

Just don’t try to look at the sun without special equipment

Read more about the transit here:

Mercury Transit - NYTimes

or here

Mercury Transit -